Classical Weekdays

Monday through Friday, 6 am to 6 pm

WRTI brings you the best recordings of works from the vast world of classical music every weekday from 6 am to 6 pm. Chamber music, symphonies, choral works, violin concertos, piano sonatas, and more...engagingly presented with insight and a smile by our knowledgeable hosts.

Playlists are at the bottom of this page.

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Playlist

June 07, 2013

6:06 AM
Swedish Rhapsody No. 2 Op 24
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Composer : Hugo Alfven
Catalog : 395 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Stockholm Philharmonic Orchest
Label : Bis
6:17 AM
THE TROJANS: Royal Hunt & Storm
Artist : San Diego Women’s Chorus
Album :
Composer : Hector Berlioz
Catalog : 5003 CD
Conductor : Yoav Talmi
Orchestra : San Diego Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naive
6:29 AM
Grand Canyon Suite: Cloudburst
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Composer : Ferde Grofe
Catalog : 4783566 CD
Conductor : Howard Hanson
Orchestra : Eastman-Rochester Sym. Orch.
Label : Mercury
6:39 AM
Symphony in E Op 18
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Composer : Johann Christian Bach
Catalog : 553367 CD
Conductor : Hanspeter Gmur
Orchestra : Failoni Cham. Orch. Budapest
Label : Naxos
7:06 AM
Sinfonia in G
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Composer : Antonio Vivaldi
Catalog : 3171 CD
Conductor : Jeanne Lamon
Orchestra : Tafelmusik
Label : Analekta
7:14 AM
Untitled March
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Composer : John Philip Sousa
Catalog : 3102 CD
Conductor : Keith Brion
Orchestra : New Sousa Band
Label : Delos
7:19 AM
Slavonic Dance No. 4 in F Op 46
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 464601 CD
Conductor : Ivan Fischer
Orchestra : Budapest Festival Orchestra
Label : Philips
7:27 AM
BARTERED BRIDE: Dances
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Composer : Bedrich Smetana
Catalog : 36716 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
7:41 AM
Knight Templar Overture
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Composer : Otto Nicolai
Catalog : 91079 CD
Conductor : Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Orchestra : Bamberg Symphony
Label : Vrgn Clscs
7:51 AM
Prelude and Fugue No. 10 in c-Sharp Op 87
Artist : Olli Mustonen, piano
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Composer : Dmitri Shostakovich
Catalog : 61446 CD
Label : RCA/BMG
8:06 AM
Academic Festival Overture Op 80
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Composer : Johannes Brahms
Catalog : 37778 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:18 AM
Creatures of Prometheus Overture Op 43
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 148 CD
Conductor : Kurt Masur
Orchestra : Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Label : Pentatone
8:26 AM
In a Summer Garden
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Composer : Frederick Delius
Catalog : 82849 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
8:39 AM
Three Norwegian Dances
Artist : Marianne Thorsen, violin
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Composer : Johan Halvorsen
Catalog : 10614 CD
Conductor : Neeme Jarvi
Orchestra : Bergen Philharmonic
Label : Chandos
8:51 AM
Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming
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Composer : Stephen Foster
Catalog : 559124 CD
Orchestra : Chestnut Brass Company
Label : Naxos
9:06 AM
Terpsichore: Suite of French Dances
Artist : Robert Mealy, violin
Album :
Composer : Michael Praetorius
Catalog : 1304 CD
Orchestra : Parthenia Consort of Viols
Label : MSR
9:18 AM
Concertone for 2 violins in C
Artist : Cho-Liang Lin, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 47693 CD
Conductor : Raymond Leppard
Orchestra : English Chamber Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
9:47 AM
LE VOYAGE DANS LA LUNE: Overture
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Composer : Jacques Offenbach
Catalog : 5303 CD
Conductor : Michel Swierczewski
Orchestra : Gulbenkian Foundation Orch.
Label : Nimbus
10:00 AM
Concerto Grosso No. 5 in C
Artist : Enrico Gatti, violin
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Composer : Giuseppe Tartini
Catalog : 2908606 CD
Conductor : Chiara Banchini
Orchestra : Ensemble 415
Label : Harm Mundi
10:12 AM
Brazilian Impressions
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 8802048 CD
Conductor : Antal Dorati
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Newton
10:33 AM
Piano Concerto in a Op 16
Artist : Olli Mustonen, piano
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Composer : Edvard Grieg
Catalog : 444518 CD
Conductor : Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra : San Francisco Symphony
Label : London/Dec
11:05 AM
Concerto for Clarinet and sm. orchestra in B-Flat
Artist : Jorg Fadle, clarinet
Album :
Composer : Saverio Mercadante
Catalog : 1626 CD
Conductor : Jiri Starek
Orchestra : RIAS-Sinfonietta Berlin
Label : KOCH Intl.
11:21 AM
Symphony No. 2 in D Op 36
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 429036 CD
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra : Berlin Philharmonic
Label : D. Gramphn
12:06 PM
Capriccio Italien Op 45
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Composer : Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Catalog : 42248 CD
Conductor : Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
12:24 PM
Symphony No. 4 in A Op 90
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Composer : Felix Mendelssohn
Catalog : 37760 CD
Conductor : George Szell
Orchestra : Cleveland Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony
12:53 PM
Fountains of Rome
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Composer : Ottorino Respighi
Catalog : 47316 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : Angel/EMI
1:10 PM
Symphony Urbs Roma in F
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Composer : Camille Saint-Saens
Catalog : 790 CD
Conductor : Jean Jacques Kantorow
Orchestra : Tapiola Sinfonietta
Label : Bis
2:00 PM
PETER GRIMES: Four Sea Interludes Op 33
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Composer : Benjamin Britten
Catalog : 2 CD
Conductor : Riccardo Muti
Orchestra : The Philadelphia Orchestra
Label : PhilOrch.
2:17 PM
Symphony No. 7 in d Op 70
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Composer : Antonin Dvorak
Catalog : 4780115 CD
Conductor : Witold Rowicki
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : London/Dec
3:00 PM
Cello Concerto in a Op 129
Artist : Mischa Maisky, cello
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Composer : Robert Schumann
Catalog : 469524 CD
Orchestra : Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Label : D. Gramphn
3:25 PM
6 Variations on an Original Theme in F Op 34
Artist : Olli Mustonen, piano
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Composer : Ludwig Van Beethoven
Catalog : 436834 CD
Label : London/Dec
3:39 PM
Don Quichotte Suite
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Composer : George Phillip Telemann
Catalog : 1006 CD
Conductor : Leonard Friedman
Orchestra : Camerata of St. Andrew
Label : Omega
4:06 PM
Violin Concerto No. 2 in D
Artist : Giuliano Carmignola, violin
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Composer : Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Catalog : 4777371 CD
Conductor : Claudio Abbado
Orchestra : Orchestra Mozart
Label : D. Gramphn
4:25 PM
DER CORREGIDOR
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Composer : Hugo Wolf
Catalog : 45416 CD
Conductor : Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra : Orchestre de Paris
Label : Erato
4:35 PM
Chopiniana Suite Op 46
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Composer : Alexander Glazunov
Catalog : 555048 CD
Conductor : Vladimir Ziva
Orchestra : Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Label : Naxos
5:06 PM
Cinderella Phantasy - A Phantasy
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Composer : Eric Coates
Catalog : 2070 CD
Conductor : John Wilson
Orchestra : Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Label : Avie
5:24 PM
The Typewriter
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Composer : Leroy Anderson
Catalog : 264 CD
Conductor : Erich Kunzel
Orchestra : Rochester Pops
Label : Pro Arte
5:28 PM
Movie Medley (Sand Pebbles; Chinatown;
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Composer : Jerry Goldsmith
Catalog : 80433 CD
Conductor : Jerry Goldsmith
Orchestra : London Symphony Orchestra
Label : Telarc
5:47 PM
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Artist : Tanglewood Festival Chorus
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Composer : John Williams
Catalog : 51333 CD
Conductor : John Williams
Orchestra : Boston Pops Orchestra
Label : CBS/Sony

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People's Choice Concert with Host Gregg Whiteside
2:55 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

The Philadelphians and WRTI at the Mann Center: Join us on August 1st!

"The People's Choice" concert is free and it's on Friday, August 1 at 8 pm at the Mann Center. Gregg Whiteside is host.

WRTI has teamed up with The Philadelphia Orchestra and The Mann Center for the Performing Arts to present our first-ever People's Choice Concert. Join us at the Mann on August 1st when the Fabulous Philadelphians play a program selected by YOU!

Voting took place in June; thanks so much to everyone who participated!

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Classic Music and Jazz for July 3rd and 4th
1:15 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Music for Your Independence Day Holiday!

We're celebrating America's independence with American classical music during the day and nostalgic jazz at night on July 3rd and 4th. Join us!

CLASSICAL

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Creatively Speaking.
4:35 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Losing His Head in the Opera, Salome: Bass-Baritone Alan Held

In Richard Strauss' SALOME, the character depicting John the Baptist is beheaded after he refuses the advances of Salome.

It was a Bible story, and then a French play by Oscar Wilde. Then it was translated into German, before Strauss turned it into his opera, Salome. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, a production from May, 2014 continued the evolution of this complex and compelling work of art.

On Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 1 pm on WRTI, listen to a recorded broadcast of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia performing Richard Strauss' Salome.

Bass-baritone Alan Held talks with WRTI's Susan Lewis about his character, Jochanaan (John the Baptist).

WRTI Picks from NPR Music
11:53 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Julius Rudel, Longtime Director Of New York City Opera, Dies At 93

Julius Rudel, photographed (ca. 1970) in rehearsal with the orchestra of the New York City Opera, spent more than three decades with the company.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 4:12 pm

Conductor Julius Rudel, a defining figure in 20th-century opera production, died early Thursday morning. He was 93, and died at his New York home of natural causes, according to his son Anthony Rudel, station manager of Boston classical music broadcaster WCRB. WCRB is part of WGBH and an NPR member station.

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Station Announcements
12:20 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Where We Are...WRTI at the End of Fiscal Year 2013/2014

WRTI Station Manager Bill Johnson

As we get closer to the end of WRTI's fiscal year on June 30th, I'd like to express how very grateful we are to all of our members who contributed during the last year.

If you renewed online, gave an additional gift because you received a letter, contributed for the first time because of a member drive, donated a vehicle, arranged a planned gift...thank you! If you're one of over a thousand sustaining members who invest in WRTI every month...thank you! It's all greatly appreciated.

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Creatively Speaking
12:58 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Your Brain On Music: The Science Behind The Pleasure

It’s no secret that a favorite piece of music can evoke profound pleasure and emotion. We've all experienced the “chills” response. WRTI’s Meridee Duddleston hears from a neuroscientist about the visceral and culturally conditioned effect of music on the brain.

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Creatively Speaking
7:12 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Renaissance Man, Pianist Stephen Hough, Explores "The Night" in His New CD

Once named by The Economist magazine as one  of the world’s 20 living polymaths, pianist Stephen Hough pursues a variety of  interests, from music to poetry to painting. In 2001 he became the first classical music performer to win the prestigious MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Fellowship.  WRTI’s Susan Lewis has more on this versatile artist, and his most recent CD.

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The Fabulous Philadelphians on WRTI
9:36 am
Sat June 21, 2014

It's All Mozart on Sunday's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert Broadcast on WRTI!

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Sunday at 1 pm, the first concert from last April's Philadelphia Orchestra Mozart Celebration brings us three Mozart masterpieces! With Yannick on the podium, the Orchestra will play an overture to one of Mozart's three operas set to a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, Cosi fan Tutte, continue with the Piano Concerto No.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
3:23 am
Wed June 18, 2014

A Rhythm That Has Waltzed Away With Hearts

Debutantes in the opening waltz of the 2011 Vienna Opera Ball. The head of the Vienna Institute for Strauss Research calls the waltz "Austria's premier cultural export."
JOE KLAMAR AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Tue June 24, 2014 3:11 pm

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
12:35 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

An Opera Remembers The Tragedy Of An Asian-American Soldier

Andrew Stenson plays Pvt. Danny Chen in An American Soldier, a new opera about the hazing and death of the Chinese-American soldier from New York City.
Sarah Tilotta NPR

Originally published on Sat June 14, 2014 12:34 pm

About two years ago, playwright David Henry Hwang turned down an offer to write a play about the brief life and suicide of Army Pvt. Danny Chen.

But an opera? He couldn't refuse.

"This is a story with big emotions, big primary colors in a way, and big plot events," says Hwang, who wrote the libretto for An American Soldier, a new hourlong opera commissioned by Washington National Opera.

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